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Howard Hospital Foundation Announces $2 Million in Major Private Donations
The Howard Hospital Foundation has received two of the largest pledges from private donors in its history, both in support of the Campus Development Plan (CDP). The CDP is a landmark 233,656 square-foot expansion and renovation project currently underway at the hospital. The public phase of the capital fundraising campaign to raise $30 million from public and private philanthropy for the CDP was launched in November 2007.
During a September 5, 2008 event to celebrate progress on the CDP and its capital campaign, HHF announced that Chair of the Howard Hospital Foundation Evelyn T. Bolduc and her husband J.P. Bolduc, Chairman and CEO of JPB Enterprises, Inc., were the anonymous donors who made a $1 million “match” pledge to the CDP ten months ago, challenging the community to identify another private donor to make a commitment in the same amount.
HHF also announced that the Bolduc’s gift has been matched by The Lundy Family Foundation of Columbia, Maryland, led by Harry L. “Chip” Lundy, Chairman of the Williamsburg Group, LLC and his wife Cathy, and including their children Laurie Bean, Dianne Heeter, and Kerry Burton.
With these two leadership gifts totaling $2 million, over $20 million has been donated or pledged to the CDP campaign to date.
In honor of the Bolduc’s generosity and longstanding commitment to the hospital and HHF, the new rehabilitation and physical therapy center at HCGH will be named The Bolduc Family Outpatient Center. “These acts of private philanthropy in support of our hospital are absolutely extraordinary,” said HCGH President and CEO Victor Broccolino. “The Bolducs have shown incredible generosity to this community and their dedication to first-rate health care for everyone has made a difference in so many lives. Their matching gift exemplifies this dedication and has propelled the CDP’s capital campaign forward and generated much excitement in our community,” explained Broccolino. “We are extremely thankful for the Bolduc’s gift, for the creative way in which they helped to identify another leadership gift of the same amount, and also for the countless hours Evelyn has given to us as a volunteer, most recently leading the Foundation and the hospital’s expansion efforts to fulfill our vision of providing world-class health care for our entire community.”
The Bolducs raised their four children in Howard County and have, as Mr. Bolduc noted, “a deep commitment to leave for our children and grandchildren a state-of-the-art health care facility far superior to that available when Evelyn and I relocated here in 1973.” Mrs. Bolduc explained, too, how this commitment extends well beyond their own family, to everyone in the community who relies on Howard County General Hospital for health care and services. “Having had the opportunity to observe from the inside, as a Trustee of the hospital and Board Chair of the Howard Hospital Foundation, I am convinced that HCGH is one of the most important institutions serving our entire community. It’s a privilege to be able to help the hospital provide for all of the medical needs of our community,” said Mrs. Bolduc.
The Lundy Family Neonatal Intensive Care Unit will now hold a special place in hospital history, as a fitting tribute to this family that has so generously supported the CPD. “Chip and Cathy Lundy view this community as their family and, as such, have provided vital support to those organizations that are at the heart of it,” said Vic Broccolino. “We are truly grateful for the Lundy’s outstanding support of the hospital’s historic CDP project and are thankful to have their family as part of the Howard County General Hospital family.” Speaking to his family’s support of the plan, Mr. Lundy noted, “The future of our health care system primarily depends on giving back to it. We all want our hospital to be the very best it can be. After all, Howard County General Hospital touches more of us than any other nonprofit. We consider it a privilege to serve others in this community by getting involved in philanthropic organizations – I think anyone would agree that by serving we get back more than we give.”
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Evelyn and J.P. Bolduc
Evelyn and J.P. Bolduc have been leaders in the philanthropic community in Howard County for decades, having settled here in 1973. Over the years, they have generously contributed their time, expertise, and financial resources to support the county’s major nonprofit causes, including Hospice of Howard County, The Columbia Foundation, the Howard County Community College Educational Foundation, to name but a few. For the past nine years Mrs. Bolduc has served as a member of the Howard Hospital Foundation’s Board of Trustees, the past seven as its Chair, committing countless hours of service to the Foundation, including recent service as co-chair of the CPD capital campaign steering committee. She also serves on the hospital’s Board of Trustees.
The Bolduc children, John Bolduc, James Bolduc, Anne Jang, and Mary Glagola are Board members of the Bolduc Family Foundation and each have made contributions to the Howard Hospital Foundation and numerous other nonprofit organizations.
Harry L. “Chip” and Cathy Lundy
Chip and Cathy Lundy have been long-time, generous supporters of numerous nonprofits in Howard County. Mr. Lundy has served in many leadership roles in the local nonprofit sector, as well, and is currently the Vice Chair of the Howard County General Hospital Board of Trustees. Mrs. Lundy is a key advisor in directing the charitable giving if the Lundy Family Foundation.
Through their philanthropic support of community nonprofits ranging from the Howard County Arts Council to Habitat for Humanity to Family and Children Services of Central Maryland, the Lundys have enhanced and enriched life in Howard County -- a place they have called home since 1972.